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Trippers Carpe Diem

Shi Ban Qiao village nr 35, Yangshuo, China


  • 92%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

Property Information:

At Carpe Diem, seize the day, we aim to offer you more than just a bed with a focus on cultural and social immersion in one of the most beautiful landscapes of China. At Carpe Diem we work hard to create an environment that gives backpackers a sense of holiday home and family. Our comfy TV-lounge bar and our bright and sunny terrace provide the perfect setting for meeting fellow travelers and host our daily activities and hostel family style buffet dinners offer excellent opportunities to meet new friends in a dynamic atmosphere.

Trippers Carpe Diem will provide you with:

- Wide open terraces on 3 different levels with arguably the best communal balcony views of Yangshuo! Pool-table, lounge music, plenty of comfy seating areas and a bar nearby with a fridge full of cheap local beers and what might be a welcome change for the Chinese beers, a great selection of Belgian Beers with Duvel, Leffe, Hoegaarden, Stella, Chimay and Rochefort! Common areas and rooms have been refreshed and refurbished in March 2014.

- Dormitories with individual beds with curtains below for comfort and privacy. AC, WiFi, Individual lockers and reading lights, free linen. Attached bathroom with western toilet, rain shower and free use of fluffy towels and toiletries. You can also charge your gadgets and accessories safely with power sockets built into your individual locker.

- Private rooms feature AC, TV, WiFi, private bathroom with western toilet & rain Shower, free use of linen, towels and toiletries.

- A familiar, friendly and young atmosphere where you will find us the whole day always willing to help you find a place to eat or to go out in town, book tickets, find the best deals on activities, off road trails and onward transportation.

- NEW! Sumptuous family style group dinners on our outdoor deck with a varied selection of the best local dishes you can try all out and pick your favourites. Offered every evening at a budget price.

- NEW! Outdoor Movie Projector for cosy movie nights on our deck. Available when the majority is up for it.

- Well maintained bikes and scooters to explore the hilly roads and admire the scenery surrounding our village in a most relaxing way.

- Free bikes after 4.00pm, so you are just a free 7 minute bike ride along the Li-river away from West Street, the shop, restaurant and club area along the same river.

- Cheerful English speaking staff who enthusiastically contribute to our great hostel atmosphere!

- Self-composed travel guide book will be your top source of information with all tours, sights and activities listed in and around Yangshuo. We provide our own detailed cycling maps and our reception and bar girls will add all additional information to it to suit your needs.

- Off-the-beaten-track activities such as kayaking trips on secluded parts of the Li-river, rock climbing and deep water soloing along Li-river cliffs, Longji Rice terrace tour, great off the beaten track cycling tours, scooter tours winding for miles into the hills, various bamboo-rafting tours (on both Li-river and Yulong river), tai chi on our rooftop terrace, Yangshuo local cooking classes, cave and Moon Hill hiking trips, light show and cormorant fishing tickets, etc.

- DVD-room with flat-screen TV and movies, books library, music, board games and cards, to keep you entertained non depending on weather conditions...

- In-house supplies, snacks & fruit shop.

- Free internet and WiFi-access in all areas, common and private.

- Pick-up service from anywhere in Guilin or Yangshuo. Taxi service in and out of town, 5 minutes.

- A great combination of events & chill where travellers from all over the world come to meet and exchange experiences. If you are a person who wants to make new friends, have a beer, enjoy the hostel atmosphere amid great scenery, you have found your place!

Note: Although the road to our village is perfectly safe and is the most popular walking trail of locals to retain exercise and health, particularly single travelers may be intimidated that the road can be pitch dark on new moon nights since there are no street lights to the countryside. We provide flash-lights free for use and encourage a great local experience on the way back home to friends!

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  • Latest Review

    The staff were excellent and went out of there way to help us with fun things to do and travel. We needed to find a way to get to Yangshuo to Guilin and they made all the travel arrangements and even escorted us all they from the taxi, then to the shuttle bus, then to the van they ordered - all complimentary. We were very impressed. The restaurant at the Hostel was very good and cheap in comparison to everything else. So we had almost every meal there. Location was Awesome. Peaceful.
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Vending Machines


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

Our reception opening times are 08.00-22.00, however you can check-in with us at anytime, our bar girls or guard will always let you in and show you to your room if you booked that night. We also have a Call or email us for pick-ups from Yangshuo or Guilin if desired.

Trippers Carpe Diem Located at Shi Ban Qiao village nr 35, , Yangshuo.
Trippers Carpe Diem
Yangshuo 541900 Shi Ban Qiao village nr 35
87% 548
24.7909033 110.5027627
Trippers Carpe Diem
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